Tuesday, June 19, 2012

adidas Original X Jeremy Scott’s “Handcuff” Roundhouse Mid - CANCELLED

What year is this again? Oh right, it's 2012. We have an African-American president in the White House, Gay marriage is legal, people of colors outnumbered the anglo-americans, we have suburbia wanting to be hood, while the hood runs into suburbia. We have a $245 sneaker named after world class jackass like Kanye West and folks seems more infatuated with what Kim's ass is doing than helping others that are in need in this bastard economy. So what's all that got to do with the cancellation release of this adidas Original X Jeremy Scott’s Roundhouse Mid? Simple, the outrageousness and stupidity of this country is mind boggling. This country applaud creativity but at the same time has gone too POLITICALLY CORRECT that some folks are connecting an innovative and creative idea to history. YES, some idiots thinks that the chain on these shoes resembles chains worn by slaves. YES, slavery is not cool by today's standard, but lets be real here, it was the NORM back then. White people enslaved the black folks, they made oriental folks their servants etc. So what? That was then. Whether you like it or not, it was part of this country's HISTORY. It shaped this country into what it is today, a FREE land of opportunity where no one will ever be another's slaves. The unfortunate part, these shoes will now never see the light of day at retail because adidas did not want to keep issuing apologies. Heck, If I was the company, I would stand behind my interpretation of the idea that inspired the shoes, the 1980s doll 'My Pet Monster'. The plush toy inspired a direct-to-video movie and a short-lived animated television series featuring a purple-and-blue monster that broke free of orange chains that resembled those on the sneakers.

Here is the official statement from adidas in regards of the cancellation of this product:

"Our collaboration with Jeremy Scott has always stood for creativity and originality. Jeremy Scott is renowned as a designer whose style is quirky and lighthearted & his previous shoe designs for adidas Originals have, for example, included panda heads and Mickey Mouse. The design of the JS Roundhouse Mid is nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott's outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery. Since the shoe debuted on our Facebook page ahead of its market release in August, adidas has received both favorable and critical feedback. We apologize if people are offended by the design and we are withdrawing our plans to make them available to the marketplace."

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